Kirkby Stephen Prime Sheep Sale

27th October 2020

Harrison & Hetherington Ltd, Kirkby Stephen Mart held their weekly sale of prime sheep on Tuesday night when an entry of 4,529 sheep were forward consisting of 3,446 prime lambs and 1,083 cast sheep.

Topping the sale at £152 were a pair of 55 kg Beltex x lambs from Messrs Wainwright, Todd Hall, Fife which were bought by Dowdings Butchers, Appleby.

Topping at 340.5ppk were a pair of 39 kg Beltex cross lambs which sold for £132.80 from Messrs Dodd, Skylin, Temple Sowerby and were bought by Vivers Scotlamb.

Next selling at £142 was a 57kg Beltex cross lamb from Messrs Wills, Fawcett Park Farm, Dufton which also sold to Dowdings Butchers, Appleby.

Messrs Slater, Whitley Hey Farm, Cheshire sold a pen of 14, 36kg Beltex cross lambs to make £121.30 (336.9ppk) with another pen of 11, 37kg lambs from this home selling for £121.30 (327.8ppk).

Messrs Wainwright who made the journey down from Fife sold a pen of 4, 45 kg Beltex cross lambs to make £137.

Messrs Sowerby, Terrys Farm, Ormside sold 44kg Beltex cross lambs to make £136.

A pen of 10, 43kg Beltex cross lambs sold to make £130.30 from Messrs Lee, Carkin Moor Farm, Richmond.

Trade for all classes of prime lambs could only be described as off the clock with many lambs reported as being a good £10 plus dearer on trades last week.

An overall sale average of 208.12ppk and an SQQ of 215ppk was achieved for 3,446 lambs, which over 1,000 of these were Mule and hill lambs.

A total entry of 874 Beltex cross lambs were forward and these sold to average a fantastic £109.80 (255ppk).

10 pens of lambs sold over £130.

33 pens sold between £120-152.

84 pens sold between £110-£152.

16 Pens of lambs sold over 300ppk.

35 pens sold between 270-340ppk.

63 pens sold between 260-340ppk.

Mule lambs sold to top at £94.30 for a pen of 14, 50kg lambs from Messrs Lawson, Stubbsgill Farm, Distington.

Messrs Birkbeck, Castle Hill, Soulby sold a pen of 20 mules weighing 46kg to make £93.300 (202.8ppk).  666 Mule lambs forward sold to average £85.18 (186ppk).

Heavy lambs were a much improved trade than they had been the previous week with a pen of 6, 54kg lambs making £128.80 (238.5ppk) from Messrs Wainwright, Fife and selling to Hartshead Meats, Mossley.

A pen of 9, 51kg lambs sold to make £121.80 (238.8ppk) from Messrs Lee, Richmond also selling to Hartshead Meats, with another pen of 4, 58kg lambs from this home making £120 (206.9ppk).  A pen of 22, 54kg Texelx Mule lambs sold to make £102.80 also from Messrs Lee with another pen of 27 Texel x Mules from this same home weighting 51kg making £98.30.   The consignment of 260 good meated, inside fed lambs from this home sold to average a whopping £110.80.

Cast sheep were a sharper trade as well with a pen of 12 strong, well bred Mule ewes selling to make £90 from Messrs Lee, Carking Moor Farm, Richmond.

Swaledale ewes sold to £65 for a pen of 7 from Messrs Pratt, Intake Bottom.

Leading Averages

16  @ 41kg £125.20 (313p/kg) Skylin.
52  @ 37.8kg £120.26 (318.1p/kg) Whiteley Hay Farm.
55  @ 47.8kg £120.08 (251.2p/kg) Todd Hall.
12  @ 38kg £120 (315.8p/kg) Ash Garth.
30  @ 39.5kg £116.35 (294.6p/kg) Moor Riggs.
20  @ 44kg £115.27 (262p/kg) Little Beck.
260 @ 48kg £110.83 (230.9p/kg) Carkin Moor Farm.
53  @ 47.2kg £110.29 (233.7p/kg) Fawcett Park Farm.
18  @ 47kg £107.93 (229.6p/kg) Terrys Farm.
26  @ 41.5kg £106.95 (257.7p/kg) Barnskew.
15  @ 55kg £106.57 (193.8p/kg) Abbey Park.
40  @ 45kg £105.06 (233.5p/kg) West Hale Farm.
50  @ 45.8kg £104.69 (228.6p/kg) Stubbsgill.
60  @ 41kg £103.81 (253.2p/kg) Steeley Farm.
44  @ 46.5kg £100.31 (215.7p/kg) Hallbankgate Farm.
48  @ 43kg £100.23 (233.1p/kg) Bridge End Farm.

Leading Prices –

Prime Lambs

Price Per Head –:

Beltex £152, £137, £128.80, £128, £124.80, £122.80, £115.80, £113.80 Todd Hall; £142, £116.80, £115.80 (2) Fawcett Park Farm; £136, £127 Terrys Farm; £133.30 West Lea; £132.80 (2), £127.80, £123.80, £113.30 Skylin; £132.80, £131.80, £130.30, £128.30, £121.80, £120.80, £120.30, £120, £118.80 (2) Carkin Moor Farm; £127.80, £118.80 (2), £115.30, £110.80 Little Beck; £124.80, £121.30 (2), £118.80, £112.30, £110.80 Whiteley Hay Farm; £123.80, £122.80 (2), £119.80, £117.80, £115.80 Moor Riggs; £122.80 Helbeck Farm; £120.80 The Park; £120 Ash Garth; £120 Bridge End Farm; £118.30 West Lea; £117.80 (2) Steeley Farm; £117.30 Bridge End Farm; £117, £112.80 West Hale Farm; £116.30 Stubsgill Farm; £116 Abbey Park; £114.80 Lower Griseburn; £113.80, £111.80, £110.80 Hallbankgate Farm; £113.80 Ascot House; £113.80, £110.80 Steeley Farm; £112.80 Porthy Green; £112.80 Barnskew; £112 Fair View; £111.80 Fawcett Park Farm; £111.30, £100 Stubsgill Farm; £110.80 Croft House Farm; £110.30 Bowes Cross Farm; £110 Parkside: Dutch Texel £118.30, £105.80 Terrys Farm; £105 Abbey Park: Texel £113.80 The Park; £112.80, £105.80 £102.80, £98.30, £96.80 Carkin Moor Farm; £112.80 Sawbridge Hall; £110.80 (2) Abbey Park; £107.80, £96.30 Bridge End Farm; £106.80 Middle Horsleyhope Farm; £105, £98.80 Stubbsgill Farm; £103 Galloper Garth (Wharton); £104, £99.30 Parkside; £104 Fawcett Park Farm; £103.80, £98.30, £97.80 Marriforth; £102.80 West End Farm; £102.30 Red House Farm; £102, £98.80 Hallbankgate Farm; £101.30 Jardines; £101, £97.30, £96.80, £96.30 Miller Hill; £100.80 Etherley House; £100 (2) Black Syke; £100 Lower Griseburn; £99.30 Park House Farm (Metcalf); £97.50 (2) High Toft Hill; £97.30 Cotegill Barn; £97.30, £97, £96.80 Bowes Cross Farm; £96.80 Ashgill Farm; £96.30 Trainriggs Farm; £96 The Oaks; £95.80 Park House Farm; £95.80 Red House Farm; £95.80 Parkside; £95.30 Black Syke; £95.30 Helbeck Farm; £95 Castle Hill: Blue Texel £108 Bowes Cross Farm: Charollais £106.30 Lower Griseburn; £104.80 Carkin Moor Farm; £94.30 Black Syke: Suffolk £97.80 Terrys Farm; £97 Fawcett Park Farm; £90 Gunnerwell; Llyen £95 Helm Farm: Mule £94.30 Stubsgill Farm; £93.30 Castle Hill; £92.80 Red House Farm; £92.80 Asby Grange; £92.30 Starrah; £92.30 Fawcett Park Farm; £91.30 Intake Bottom; £90.80 Waterhouses; £89.30 Croft House Farm; £88.80 Bridge End Farm; £88.80 Ashgill; £88 Greenriggs; £87.80 Argill House; £87.80 Eastfield Farm; £87.30 Ascot House: Bluefaced Leicester £90.80 hill House West; £84.80 Waterhouses: Cheviot £89.30 Miller Hill; £88.30 Skylin; £86.80 Aireyholme Farm; £85.30 Orchard Farm: Rough Fell £75.80 Waterhouses: Swaledale £75 Mill Cottage; £73.80 Rudd Hills; £72.80 Ashgill Farm; £70.80 Eller Gill Barn: Herdwick £70 Galloper Garth.

Price per kilo –

Beltex 340.5p, 317.4p, 308.8p, 304.3p, 283.3p Skylin; 336.9p, 330.8p, 327.8p, 312p, 299.5p, 297p Whiteley Hay Farm; 334.3p West Hale Farm; 315.8p Ash Garth; 314.9p, 305.9p, 302p, 295.4p, 292.4p, 289.5p, 287.3p Moor Riggs; 309.1p Terrys Farm; 304.4p, 276.4p, 272.9p, 271p Todd Hall; 303p, 295.1p, 285.1p, 282.9p, 276.3p Carkin Moor Farm; 296.2p, 288.5p West Lea; 292.4p Helbeck Farm; 289.8p 276.3p, 271.9p Little Beck (Jackson); 284.5p, 282.4p, 270.2p Steeley Farm; 284.1p Croft House Farm; 282p Barnskew; 280p Hallbankgate Farm; 277.6p Ascot House; 274.5p Black Syke; 273.3p, 227.3p Lower Griseburn: Dutch Texel 266.1p, 248.2p Trainriggs Farm; 262.9p Terrys Farm: Texel 248.4p Middle Horsleyhope Farm; 241.2p Jardines; 239.6p, 234.9p Bridge End Farm (Brass); 232.9p Marriforth; 232.4p Black Syke; 230.9p Park House Farm; 228.3p Stubsgill Farm; 223.9p Town Head (Richardson); 222p, 220p Coupland Beck Farm; 221p High Toft Hill; 220.8p Galloper Garth (Wharton); 220.7p Parkside; 220p Orchard Farm: Charollais 219.3p Black Syke; 212.6p Lower Griseburn: Blue Texel 207.7p Bowes Cross Farm: Suffolk 206.8p North Hanging Wells; 202p Mill Cottage; 199.6p, 191.8p Terrys Farm; 192p Black Syke; 190.9p Forest Farm: Cheviot 205.3p Skylin; 202p Yew House; 201.9p Aireyholme Farm: Mule 202.8p Castle Hill Farm; 198.3p, 196.1p (2) Ashgill Farm; 197.4p Waterhouses; 195p, 193.3p Asby Grange; 194.3p Intake Bottom; 194p Ascot House; 191p High Toft House; 190.5p Marriforth: Swaledale 180p Rudd Hills; 175.1p Step Ends Farm; 170.9p Hedwynds: Herdwick 170.7p Galloper Garth (Wharton).

Cast Ewes

Texel £115 Lankaber; £110 burton House; £110 Marriforth; £100 Prospect Farm; £100 Porthy Green; £95 Earnwell; £95 High Toft House; £95 Burton House: Suffolk £100, £90 Lankaber: Half Bred £95, £90 Carkin Moor Farm: Mule £90 Carkin Moor Farm; £80 Fountain Head; £78 Marriforth; £77.50 Middle Shipley Farm; £76 Aireyholme Farm; £75 Cocklake Farm; £75 Littlebeck Farm (Addison); £75 Lankaber: Beltex £85 Intake Bottom; £85, £80 Skylin; £80 Ashgarth: Bluefaced Leicester £75 Rutherford Farm: Cheviot £72 Marriforth: Swaledale £65 Intake Bottom; £62 Nova Scotia; £56, £55, £53 (2) Dalbrack Farm; £54.50, £50 Kilnstown Farm; £50.50 (2) Prospect Farm; £50.50 High Toft Hill; £50 Helbeck Farm; £50 Howgill Castle; £50 Hill Farm: Rough Fell 60 The Gables; £57.50 Barugh House: Herdwick £55.50 The Gables; £52.50 Hensingham Road: Jacob £30.50 Trainriggs Farm.

Cast Rams

Beltex £105 Parkside: Texel £80 Cotegill Barn: Swaledale £65 Dalbrack Farm; £60 Garnthwaite; £58.50 Whingill.

 

Store Lambs

Texel: £78 Sandford Hall; £77 (2) Stephens Farm; £75 Pikestone Farm: Herdwick £46 Borren House: Swaledale £44.50 Revelin Farm.